Author Archives: Travis

Bike lights megapost.

For anyone following our FB page, you’ll know that we just ordered ~$120 of lights from our favorite discount Hong Kong website today.  No, we’re not associated with them in any way, and I’m pretty sure that they don’t even … Continue reading

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Why Ride the Drive (Northside) is going to suck…

Edit Note:  Come prove us wrong.  Seriously.  Great time will be had by all.  This Sunday, North side by Warner Park, be there or you’ll just be proving us right. Anti-cyclist Mayor Paul Soglin has had it in for cyclists, Ride … Continue reading

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Why you don’t see bicycle commercials on TV

Much has been said in the past several months about how the bicycle industry is stagnant.  In 2011 there were approximately 11 million bicycles sold in this country (size 20″ wheels and above, spread among all distribution channels), which was … Continue reading

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To See or to Be Seen, that is the question

Edit Note:  The following is an open letter/blog post to the Madison’s City Council regarding the proposed lighting on the Southwest Commuter Trail.  As great as our cycling infrastructure is, it only makes the glaring inadequacies that much more noticeable. … Continue reading

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Bicycle pedestrian committee meeting, TONIGHT!!! (5/22)

We’ve been pushing this a bit on FB/G+, but it’s imperative that ALL cyclists who are able come down to the motor vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian committee meeting tonight.  Last year ~40 people showed up and spoke in favor of more bicycle infrastructure, and not … Continue reading

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Buy. This. Light.

Note:  We purchased this with our own money and have no ties to either DealExtreme or whatever no-name Chinese factory produces this light.  We just think it kicks ass and the more cyclists with bright and visible headlights the better. … Continue reading

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I am an ambassador for cycling.

No, not an official one, and certainly not one of those highly-paid political payoffs where I’d get to schmooze royalty in Luxemburg or anything, but every time I go out on a bike I’m aware that people are watching me … Continue reading

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We <3 Dane County

As any of you know, I love living in Madison, WI (technically Monona, but who’s counting). We’re in the top 10 cities in the country for bicycling and bicycle-commuting, we’ve got a great cycling infrastructure, and even when I’m complaining … Continue reading

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Come on, people, we’re not pedestrians….

As usual (whenever I write about bicycle laws), this is for information purposes only, not legal advice, blah blah blah. Pedestrians, it seems, can do no wrong.  They can jaywalk, cross against the red, cut off traffic, stagger drunkenly home … Continue reading

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Hey look, it’s almost spring and gas prices are up. Again.

One of my favorite jokes (every single spring) is that it’s my favorite time of year:  When lazy reporters from the local news stations go out and interview people at gas stations, and ask them how much pain they’re feeling … Continue reading

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